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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 2-12 ON-SCENE ACCIDENT RESPONSE Actions which should be taken before the arrival of trained emergency response personnel are helping injured personnel, notifying the appropriate authorities, and isolating the area. HELP NOTIFY ISOLATE Help, Notify, and Isolate Help Injured Individuals As we have learned, the likelihood that nuclear radiation levels at an accident scene would be high enough to cause injury to a responder is extremely remote. Unbroken radioactive material packages never have a surface radiation level exceeding 1000 mR/hr, and packages likely to break under accident conditions are used only for materials low enough in radioactivity to present no immediate hazard if dispersed. Therefore,
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Unformatted text preview: help for injured individuals should not be delayed out of concern for radiological hazards. The responder should give normal first aid to the extent qualified. Notify the Authorities Using any form of communication available, an individual responding to an accident should notify the authorities of the accident. The local 9-1-1 emergency service or the local police or fire departments should be able to respond properly. It is important to give the greatest amount of detail possible when calling for help. Important information includes: O The location and nature of the accident. O The cargo (if easily identified by vehicle placards or package labels). O Your name and the phone number from where you are calling (if applicable)....
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